Recent Toy/Kids Products that have been recalled in Australia

It’s no surprise that toys and other products get recalled from time to time but the number of items that get recalled is most likely higher than you would ever think. According to Product Safety Australia’s website. So far this year there have been 322 Products recalled and that is on track for another increase from last year and this ever growing graph;

Data from Product Safety Australia website

 

Child Products / Toys

PRA No. 2017/16167
Date published 4 Jul 2017
Product description Walking Novelty plush toy
What are the defects? If pulled hard enough the button eyes on the product could become detached.
What are the hazards? Small parts if detached from the product pose a potential choking hazard to young children

PRA No. 2017/16164
Date published 4 Jul 2017
Product description 125CC Semi Auto Z50 Replica Motorbike
What are the defects?A functioning, thumb operated supplemental engine stop has not been installed on the handlebar as required under Consumer Protection Notice No. 24 of 2011.
What are the hazards? In an emergency the engine cannot be stopped quickly, increasing the risk of injury to the rider.

PRA No. 2017/16156
Date published 3 Jul 2017
What are the defects?
(a) The elastic luggage straps do not have the required warning label in accordance with Consumer Goods (Elastic luggage straps) Safety Standard 2017.
(b) The children’s toys contain batteries that can become accessible through normal use, which does not comply with Consumer Protection Notice No. 14 of 2003, as amended by Consumer Protection No. 1 of 2005.
(c) The hot water bottles do not meet the performance, physical and labelling requirements in accordance with the Trade Practices (Consumer Product Safety Standard) (Hot Water Bottles) Regulations 2008.
What are the hazards?
Paragraph (a) – poses a risk of misuse, resulting in injury to the user.
Paragraph (b) – poses as a choking hazard if ingested.
Paragraph (c) – poses a risk of potential burns or serious injury.


 

 


PRA No. 2017/16160
Date published 26 Jun 2017
Product description Four friction powered toy vehicles, shaped like cement trucks, dump trucks, digger trucks and tow trucks.
Item code TY4085
Identifying features

PRA No. 2017/16100
Date published 26 Jun 2017
Product description Smart Scooter Royal self balancing scooter charger
What are the defects? The battery chargers supplied with the scooters are not approved for use in Australia and may not comply with the Australian safety standards.
What are the hazards? Overheating and risk of fire or electric shock.

PRA No. 2017/16095
Date published 22 Jun 2017
Product description Sky Cyclone & Tornado Fly.
What are the defects? The products do not comply with the Consumer Protection Notice No. 16 of 2010. The products do not have a perimeter ring on the propeller. In addition, the product packaging is not labelled with the appropriate safety warning.
What are the hazards? Use of the products may increase the risk of eye or facial injuries.

PRA No.2017/16096
Date published 22 Jun 2017
Product description Crab and Turtle Squirting Animal, Stomping Elephant, Tiger and Hippo, Kids Megaphone, and Sounds hammer.
What are the defects? The affected toys may not comply with the mandatory safety standards for toys for children up to and including 36 months of age (Consumer Protection Notice No. 14 of 2003, as amended by Consumer Protection No. 1 of 2005). Small parts may detach from the products.
What are the hazards? Small parts if detached from the products pose a potential choking hazard to young children.

PRA No. 2017/16097
Date published 22 Jun 2017
Product description Dice Puzzle, Submarine Toys, and Swimming Duck.
What are the defects? The affected toys may not comply with the mandatory safety standards for toys for children up to and including 36 months of age (Consumer Protection Notice No. 14 of 2003, as amended by Consumer Protection No. 1 of 2005). Small parts may detach from the products.
What are the hazards? Small parts if detached from the product pose a potential choking hazard to young children.

PRA No. 2017/16146
Date published 21 Jun 2017
Product description Flashing rubber toy spiders with adhesive backing for sticking to windows and hard surfaces.
What are the defects? If the backing of the spider is pulled away, the button battery can be released.
What are the hazards? If young children gain access to button batteries and ingest them, they may suffer internal burn injuries, which can result in serious illness and even death. In addition, the batteries may pose a choking hazard to young children.

PRA No.2017/16151
Date published 21 Jun 2017
Product description Silicone teether with chain attached in 4 designs- peace sign mint, peace sign blue, rainbow & ship’s wheel.
What are the defects? The product does not comply with the requirements of the ban on baby dummy chains with unsafe decorations, Consumer Protection Notice No. 34 of 2011. The product exceeds the required length, and small parts are able to be detached. The chain should not be attached to teether.
What are the hazards? If small parts detach during use, this poses a potential choking hazard.

 

 


PRA No.2017/16082
Date published 9 Jun 2017
What are the defects? The product does not comply with labelling, branding and user instruction requirements of the Australian Standard AS/NZS 1754.
What are the hazards? Booster seats without labelling or user instructions may not be fitted correctly, posing an increased risk of injury to the occupant if the vehicle is in an accident.

PRA No. 2017/16110
Date published 5 Jun 2017
Product description
Baby Doll Yellow – Baby doll small with red boots
Baby Doll Brown – Baby doll small with red boots
Baby Doll Pink – Baby doll large, baby doll small, baby doll small with red boots, baby doll small with white boots
Baby Doll Blue – Baby doll large, baby doll small, baby doll small with red boots
Baby Doll Extra Large with Hair – Baby doll with curly hair
Thomas & Friends Train – No. 98-1
Angry Bird – Barcode: 4307000010500
Puppy Dog (assorted colours) – small puppy dog pull toy
What are the defects? The toys contain batteries which can become accessible through normal use which does not comply with Consumer Protection Notice No. 14 of 2003, as amended by Consumer Protection No. 1 of 2005.
What are the hazards? If young children gain access to the button batteries and ingest them, they may suffer internal burn injuries, which can result in serious illness and even death. In addition, the batteries may pose a choking hazard to young children.

PRA No. 2017/16106
Date published 5 Jun 2017
Product description
Face Paints – FP 015 – Item #287
Assorted tattoos – Item no. SL-34, SL-23, SL-24, SL-21, SL-33
Nail polish remover – Barcode 6939231402885
What are the defects? The products do not contain any ingredient labeling in accordance with the Trade Practices (Consumer Product Information Standards) (Cosmetics) Regulations 1991.
What are the hazards? Users may be exposed to cosmetic ingredients they are sensitive or allergic to. If a user suffers an adverse reaction they will not be able to check the ingredients list to identify the possible causes and seek appropriate treatment.

PRA No. 2017/16109
Date published 5 Jun 2017
Product description
Flotation rings (assorted colours and styles)
Spiderman Marvel XY-0236
Cars Pit Crew XY-0237
Baby Float Pink – Barcode 6955076713047
Baby Float Blue – Barcode 6955076713047
Ben Ten Baby Float 3M
Quacker Float – Barcode 695 076712019
What are the defects? The products do not have a warning label in accordance with Consumer Protection Notice No. 2 of 2009.
What are the hazards? If adults do not properly supervise children while they are using the products, there is an increased risk that drowning may occur.

Wens Bros Trading Pty Ltd — Various Sunglasses

PRA No. 2017/16107
Date published 5 Jun 2017
Product description Item No. 3-15, 5-15, 3131, 2081, T-96, 217, 8861, 12027
What are the defects? The sunglasses do not have a lens category label in accordance with Consumer Protection Notice No. 13 or 2003 and No. 4 of 2005.
What are the hazards? Consumers need to be informed through labelling what level of protection the sunglasses provide. The incorrect level of protection can result in vision impairment, or exposure to very high levels of sunlight.

PRA No. 2017/16108
Date published 5 Jun 2017
Product description Baby amusement pool, Barcode 6933550403011
What are the defects? The portable swimming pool does not have a warning label in accordance with Consumer Goods (Portable Swimming Pools) Safety Standard 2013.
What are the hazards? Consumers may not be fully alerted to the hazards associated with portable swimming pools, potentially increasing the risk of injury or drowning.

PRA No. 2017/16064
Date published 31 May 2017
Product description 3-in-1 baby sleigh cot bed with drawers
What are the defects? The product does not comply with the Australian mandatory safety standard. The cot fails various design, construction, performance and labeling requirements.
What are the hazards? The cot poses numerous potential risks to infants and children including entrapment, choking and fall hazards.

PRA No.2017/16061
Date published 22 May 2017
Product description Sweet Heart Wooden Cot  Code: B0221
Identifying features SKU B0221
What are the defects? The product does not comply with the Australian mandatory safety standard. The cot fails various design, performance, informative labelling and marking requirements.
What are the hazards? The cot poses numerous potential risks to infants and children including entrapment, choking and fall hazards.

PRA No. 2017/16056
Date published 19 May 2017
Product description SKU – Baby Crib  PI number – MAC18042014516
Identifying features  PI number – MAC18042014516
What are the defects? The product does not comply with the Australian mandatory safety standard. The cot fails various design, construction, performance and labelling requirements.
What are the hazards? The cot poses numerous potential risks to infants and children including entrapment, choking and fall hazards.

PRA No. 2017/16070
Date published 19 May 2017
What are the defects? The toy does not have a secured battery compartment.
What are the hazards? If young children gain access to the button batteries and ingest them, they may suffer internal burn injuries, which can result in serious illness and even death. In addition, the batteries may pose a choking hazard to young children.

PRA No. 2017/16027
Date published 4 May 2017
Product description
Wooden Baby Cot Crib Toddler Bed Pine Wood Adjustable Height – Model EM0068-01
Wooden Baby Cot Crib Toddler Cradle Bed Pine Wood Adjustable Height (White) – Model EM0069-01
Wooden Baby Cot Crib Toddler Cradle Bed Pine Wood Adjustable Height – Model EM0067-01
What are the defects? The products do not comply with the Australian mandatory safety standard. The cots fail various design, construction, performance and labelling requirements.
What are the hazards? The cots pose numerous potential risks to infants and children including entrapment, choking and fall hazards.


Funtastic Limited — Razor Ripstik Electric

PRA No. 2017/16041
Date published 26 Apr 2017
Product description Motorised caster board
Identifying features
Barcode number 0845423016067
SKU 15155040
What are the defects? The rear wheel may stop rotating and lock up while in use.
What are the hazards? If the rear wheel locks up, the rider may fall, posing as an injury hazard.

PRA No. 2017/16023
Date published 21 Apr 2017
Product description APN number 9341104215565  Keycode 4212144
Identifying features AN 9341104215565; keycode 4212144
What are the defects? Screws from the train roof may become loose and fall out when the product is dropped. The products do not comply with the mandatory safety standard for toys for children up to and including 36 months of age (Australian Standard AS/NZS ISO 8124.1:2003, as amended by the regulation).
What are the hazards? The small screws could become an ingestion and/or choking hazard.

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Source: PSA

Dale Bothe

AusRealNews.com.au editor

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